[Monday June 24 2013] The leftist Palestinian People’s Party issued a statement strongly denouncing the Palestinian security forces for arresting members of leftist parties, members of the Popular Resistance Movement, by Palestinian military intelligence officers, this past Sunday in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.The PPP said that the security forces arrested several PPP comrades, and members of other leftist parties, in Jayyous town, north of Qalqilia.
It added that the arrests targeted activists of the Popular Struggle against the Israeli Annexation Wall in the town.
The arrests were carried out on Sunday before noon when Palestinian security officers broke into the homes of several activists, members of the PPP, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Democratic Front of the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and even members of the Fateh movement of President Mahmoud Abbas.
The PPP strongly denounced the arrests and demanded the immediate and unconditional release of all detained Palestinians, and also demanded the Fateh-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank to stop targeting nonviolent resistance activists, and to stop all forms of political arrests.
“We need to support Popular Resistance in Palestine, all political arrests must be stopped”, the PPP said, “We need to support national unity and solidarity”.